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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #1: The HotSpot (2005) 

this year. 

Recapping the best podcasts. 

Thursday, January 6, 201 1 

#1: The HotSpot (2005) 






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Upcoming releases: 

#98: This American Life 
(126 to 150) 

#99: Loveline (Third 
Quarter 2002) 


#101: Why Oh Why (2014) 

#102: Radiolab (2014) 

#103: Snapjudgment 
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The debut year of a seminal gaming podcast hosted by Rich Gallup and featuring 
talents Bob Colayco and Jeff Gerstmann. Rather than a diffuse discussion about the 
games everybody was playing, with Gallup at the helm The HotSpot spoke 
exclusively about the news. The personalities of the cast filled in the blanks and 
made this unique show special. 


0:02:15 - Introduction 

0:06:00 - Perfect Dark: Initial Vector 

0:1 2:30 - Splinter Cell: Double Agent 

0:19:00 - Nintendo 

0:26:00 - The Halo movie 

0:32:30 - Xbox 360 

1 :1 2:00 - Jack Thompson and video game violence 
1:32:00 - Freeform discussion and random clips 

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1 UP Yours 

2006; 2007; 2008; 

Top 40 

The Adam Carolla Show 

Jan 2006; Feb 2006; 

Mar 2006; Apr 2006; 

May 2006; Jun 2006; 

Jul 2006; Aug 2006; 

Sep 2006; Oct 2006; 

Nov 2006; Dec 2006 

Behind the Dish 

2013 Season 

Blue Jam 

Series 1; Series 2; 

Series 3 

Culture Gabfest 


The Dave Dameshek 
Football Program 


Daves of Thunder 

Full run 

Effectively Wild 

201 2 Season; 201 3 Season 

EGM Live* 


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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #1: The HotSpot (2005) 

Richard Gallup 

Gallup joined the GameSpot staff in 2003, initially starring as an intern for the 
video show GameSpot Live. He was later hired on as a video producer, managing 
the website's video projects and video reviews. Gallup hosted On the Spot, what 
was then GameSpot's weekly video review show. In 2005 Gallup was put in charge 
of GameSpot's podcast project, The HotSpot. He left GameSpot in 2007. 

Robert Colayco 

Bob Colayco wrote for GameSpot as an associate editor. He was lauded for his 
knowledge of sports, particularly basketball and football. Colayco left GameSpot in 
2006 to pursue a career with Blizzard Entertainment. 

Jeff Gerstmann 

Gerstmann's career at GameSpot began in 1996 when he was hired as an intern. 

He stayed with the site during its expansion while simultaneously working his 
musical talents. Gerstmann made several appearances in the mainstream media, 
including an infamous showing on Good Morning America. He is beloved for his 
sharp and charming sense of humor. In 2008 he founded Whiskey Media's Giant 
Bomb, and currently appears on the Giant Bombcast podcast. 

Carrie Gouskos 

Carrie Gouskos joined the GameSpot team in early 2005 as a features editor after a 
short career as a game tester for Acclaim Entertainment. She was a frequent guest 
on The HotSpot, providing balance against the male-dominated cast. She left 
GameSpot in 2006 to work development with BioWare Mythic. 

2006; 2007; 2008 

Giant Bombcast 

2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 
2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 

Good Grief 

Full run 

Hang Up and Listen 


The HotSpot 

2005; 2006; 2007; 

Top 40 

Idle Thumbs 

Original run 

Left, Right & Center 

2011; 2012 


Q1 2000; Q2 2000; 

Q3 2000; Q4 2000; 

Q1 2001; Q2 2001; 

Q3 2001; Q4 2001; 

Q1 2002; Q2 2002 



On the Media 

2001; 2011; 2012; 2013 

The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Tags: 2005, Bob Colayco, Carrie Gouskos, GameSpot, Gaming, Jeff Gerstmann, Rich 
Gallup, The HotSpot 


rmanthorp July 8, 201 1 at 4:20 PM 

Love it! Really love all your work! One question, how can I add this to 
Itunes as a podcast? 


Anonymous July 1 2, 201 1 at 4:02 AM 
From the Giant Bomb forums: 

Copy the URL from the RSS Feed page, and head to the podcasts section in 
iTunes. Click Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast, and paste the URL. The 
podcast should appear and you'll be able to transfer them as podcasts to 
your iPod. 

(Thanks to 'garrettpinkney'.) 


Political Gabfest 

2011; 2012; 2013 


2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
2012; 2013 

Studio 360 

2012; 2013 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 

Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 

Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 

Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 


The Why Factor 


That aint no 
caravella.... looks like a 
creepo - Anonymous 


podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

He a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

archive,&quo... - This 

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